Detecting people at higher risk for colorectal neoplasia in a community-based screening program

Rosie G Scott, John T Edwards, Richard M Mendelson and Geoffrey M Forbes
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05560.x
Published online: 15 September 2003

Rosie G Scott,* John T Edwards, Richard M Mendelson, Geoffrey M Forbes§

  • 1 Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
  • 3 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Royal Perth Hospital, PO Box X2213 GPO, Perth, WA 6000 


The screening program received funding from the Health Department of Western Australia. We thank Dr Lin Fritschi, Mrs Noellene Foster and Mr Christopher Wood for their help in carrying out the screening program.

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